Jed Hoyer: "Our farm system is certainly on the rise"


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One of the keys for the Chicago Cubs maintaining some long-term success is the influx of talent that needs to form from the minors from time to time including coveted home-grown pitching talent.

New Cubs President of Operations Theo Epstein was on Cubs Live! on Wednesday night and is expecting big things in the near future from some of the young Cubs players in the minors.

“We really overhauled our player development system a year ago, and we are so excited to get going and to see the progress,” Hoyer said. “I feel like Internally, we saw a lot of progress whether it was at the alt site [in South Bend] and instructs or just working remotely with guys.

“But unfortunately, the public sees very little of that, so really excited for next year. I know we’re gonna have a minor league season of some length, and I think we’ll be able to see the proof of concept of what we’re trying to do.

“I think our farm system is certainly on the rise, and I think next year will be a big turning point for it.”

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